Lena Headey congratulates Hannah Waddingham on her Emmy win

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Lena Headey (Cersei) congratulates her Game of Thrones castmate Hannah Waddingham (Septa Unella) for her Emmy win for Ted Lasso!

Over the weekend, not one but two actors from Game of Thrones picked up their first-ever Emmys: Tobias Menzies (Edmure Tully) for his role as Prince Philip on The Crown, and Hannah Waddingham (Septa Unella) for playing Rebecca Welton on Ted Lasso.

It’s a little weird to think that the Shame Nun who harangued Cersei Lannister naked through the streets of King’s Landing now has an Emmy but that Lena Headey, who actually played Cersei, does not. But there’s no love lost between the two actors, who are good buddies in real life. In fact, Headey posted a breathlessly congratulatory message to Waddingham on her Instagram, completely with a picture of Waddingham looking stunning in an asymmetrical peach-colored gown:

"Could not have happened to a more GLORIOUS RAD HUMAN .. Congrats @hannah_waddingham You shined tonight as you always do .. With wattage enough to power a universe and a gob like a FARKIN sailor … I’m bursting with joy"

And then there were a bunch of enthusiastic emojis. And for those who don’t speak British, “a gob like a FARKIN sailor” means that Waddingham swears a lot…I think.

Ted Lasso has been a critical darling since it debuted on Apple TV+ and it’s cool to see Waddingham getting recognition for her work on it. As for Headey, she’s been plenty busy herself, including with producing a small screen adaptation of Nikita Gill’s The Girl and the Goddess.

Considering how close these two seem, I wouldn’t be surprised if they worked together again at some point in the future. Cersei and Unella ride again…

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